Best inflatable SUP boards
If you are looking for cheap paddle boards check our best budget inflatable SUP boards page, this page focuses on mid-range to high end iSups. Below is our pick of the top 10 best sup boards.
Top 10 best inflatable SUP boards
- Fanatic Air Pocket
- ITIWIT touring paddle board X500
- Starboard Touring Zen Lite
- Red Paddle RIDE 10'6
- ITIWIT beginner iSUP
- Red Paddle RIDE 10'8
- Fanatic Ray Premium Air 12'6
- Oxbow 11'0 Discover Air
- Fanatic Fly Air Premium 9'8
- Loco Amigo Air iSup
Solid SUP vs iSUP
If you are currently looking at Stand Up Paddle (SUP) boards to have some fun in the water, then you should consider inflatable SUP boards (or iSUPs). Inflatable paddle boards have the big advantage of being very easy to transport and store compared to their solid body counterparts. Unless you're a professional paddle boarder, you wouldn't really notice the benefits of solid boards, however you would notice the price difference! Solid boards are also more prone to dents and scratches which demands for more maintenance and repairs.
Which iSUP to choose
With paddle boarding becoming more and more mainstream, there is a wide array of inflatable SUP board brands. This gives paddlers a plethora of inflatable sup boards to choose from with various sizes, shapes and options. To find the best inflatable SUP boards to suit your needs, think about what usage you'll make of your board. If you're not quite sure and would like a versatile paddle board, you should consider getting an all-round SUP which will get you going. An all-round inflatable paddle board will be suitable for most situations and will allow you to become more confident on your SUP and have quality fun times on the water.
With more knowledge and experience you can refine your selection and then decide exactly what you need from your iSUP. It could be a touring stand up paddle, surfing, racing, multi-person iSUP, yoga, white water, or even windsup. A Windsup is a SUP board setup with fixings allowing you to attach a surfing sail to your board. So the choice is vast. If you're not sure yet, or don't have a specific type in mind, then go for an all-round iSUP. They are the most common and the most available ones around.
Inflatable stand up paddle boards have become very popular in the last few years as more paddling enthusiasts realise how convenient and truly awesome they are. Paddle boarding is a great workout, tons of fun, can be done with family and friends, and is a great way to enjoy the outdoor in a different way. Hope you get to find the best inflatable SUP board for you.
The Fanatic Fly Air Pocket 10'4 is travel friendly all-round SUP based on Fanatic popular Fly Air 10'4". It is made of tough but light construction allowing this iSup board to be packed in a backpack about half the size of a regular iSUP.
With its thinner deck and tough yet flexible construction, the Pocket Edition can be rolled and packed into a much narrower bag, making it extremely easy to store and transport. It's the ultimate travel companion!
The Fly Air Pocket is an all-round inflatable paddle board which is great for beginners and advanced riders alike. It can be use in many situations; from flat waters to small waves, lakes to rivers.
Size: 10'4" x 33" x 5.5"
Max load: 85kg
The team at ITIWIT developed this board for intermediate stand-up paddle boarders who want to spend longer on the water with minimal effort.
This touring inflatable paddle board is designed to make stand-up paddle boarding micro-adventures accessible to all.
The package includes a carry bag, a removable fin, a leash and a repair kit. (paddle and pump not included)
Size: 13' x 31" x 6"
Max load: 140kg
The best inflatable SUP board BRANDS
Red Paddle Co really are at the top of their game when it comes to inflatable SUP boards. This is not a surprise to see Red Paddle SUP boards for hire at many locations across the country. With Red Paddle Co iSUPs, quality always comes as standard. They've been producing the best inflatable SUP boards since 2008 and are now using their own patented RSS stiffening system delivering unrivalled stiffness.
Aquamarina produces a good range of inflatable stand up paddle boards. The BREEZE (around £270), MONSTER (around £430) and VAPOR (around £340) iSUPs get a decent amount of good reviews. You can usually grab one of them new for at around half the cost of a Red Paddle Co board of the same type, if not more. So if you don't have the budget for a Red Paddle Co, an Aquamarina could be a good option to get you started. Alternatively, check our cheap iSUPs page.
Hydro Force inflatable SUP boards are owned by Bestway. Bestway is a very well known brand in the world of mainstream inflatable water related products. They produce inflatable swimming pools, inflatable hot tubs (Lay-Z-Spa) and inflatable stand up paddle boards. Their iSUP boards are lightweight, quick to inflate, easy to carry, store and transport. The Hyrdro Force boards are in the low to mid range price.You can bag an iSUP from Hydro Force from around £200 up to £500 depending on the model.
Starboard is another high end inflatable SUP boards manufacturer with the like of Red Paddle Co. Starboard have a huge choice of inflatable SUP boards from the all-rounder to more specific Yoga paddleboards, surf paddleboards, multi user, touring boards, river SUP boards, kids boards and even foil paddle boards. Their range is HUGE! Starboard iSUPs are you usually fetching somewhere between £800 and £1,500 depending on the board type and the size.
The best multi user iSUPs
If you are after a multi person inflatable stand up paddle board to have fun with your friends or family, or to partake in competitions like CrossFit where they are sometime used, then this multi person iSUp is the one just for you.